It looks like the never-ending troubles for Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos are not yet over. Just when the film, after years of intermittent delays, was finally being readied for an April 7, 2017 release, the producers’ plans of attaching the Ranbir-Katrina starrer’s first trailer to the big Christmas Aamir Khan release Dangal has been stalled by the censor board.
Says a source close to the development, “Dangal has been granted a ‘U’ certificate and is therefore open to viewers of all ages, whereas the trailer of Jagga Jasoos has been given a ‘UA’ certificate, which is to say it can only be viewed by children accompanied by adults. As per the law a ‘UA’ trailer cannot be attached to a ‘U’ film.”
The perplexed producers of Jagga Jasoos now have one option left. They will have to submit another trailer which may be eligible for a ‘U’ certificate and may be passed by the CBFC in time for the Dangal release. The second option is to appeal against the CBFC certification of the Jagga Jasoos trailer. The decision on this may take time and the producers may miss the opportunity of attaching their trailer to Dangal.”
Last month the trailer of Sanjay Gupta-Rakesh Roshan’s Kaabil was modified and re-presented the CBFC after it was found ineligible for a ‘UA’ certificate to be attached to Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.